Saunas reduce fatal CV events and lower all-cause mortality

INDULGING in regular sweat sessions may very well save your life.

A new study suggests frequent and lengthy sauna baths reduce the risk of fatal cardiovascular (CV) events and lower all-cause mortality in middle-aged men.

Researchers examined a population-based sample of more than 2300 Finnish men, aged 42–60, following them up over about 20 years.

They found those who had participated in 2–3 sauna sessions per week had a 22% lower risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) than those enjoying just one weekly session, while the men who had 4–7 sauna sessions per week had a 63% reduced risk of SCD.

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